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|Description||Obelisk on Peter's Square in Rome (construction)|
|Source||This image is reproduced from a series of contemporary engravings |
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In 1586, Domenico Fontana erected an obelisk on Peter's Square in Rome. It took a concerted effort of 900 men and 75 horses and countless pulleys to erect this monument. This image is reproduced from a series of contemporary engravings.
- Erection of the Vatican obelisk, Rome, 1586.
- Employing 40 capstans, 140 horses and 800 workmen.
- Engraving from Niccola Zabaglia (c. 1664-1750), Castelli e ponti, Rome, 1743
- E Con La Descrizione Del Trasporto Dell' Obelisco Vaticano, E Di Altri Del Cavaliere Domenico Fontana, first published Rome 1743 by Pagliarini.
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